Sleep

Use naps to help toddlers get the 12-14 hours of sleep they need each day

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  • Naps or quiet time help toddlers recharge their energy.

While toddlers need less sleep than babies, they still need 12-14 hours every day. It is likely that your toddler won’t sleep that long at night, so naps are encouraged. If your toddler doesn’t nap, still take the time they would be napping and use it as quiet time. Even though they aren’t sleeping, they need this time to recharge. This quiet time should not include screen time.

To find more information, check out:

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2011). Toddler Bedtime Trouble: Tips for Parents. Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from Toddler Bedtime Trouble: Tips for Parents

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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